Expands on the basic foundations of anatomy and physiology as outlined in Introductory Anatomy and Physiology. Provides more in-depth and relatable detail about the integration of the body systems in maintaining normal life sustaining functions. By applying theoretical knowledge to real-life situations, students will exit the unit with a sound understanding of the integrated nature of the body systems and be able to apply their knowledge as workable theory in their various fields of health.
- Cellular physiology: The chemical, cellular and tissue levels of organization are covered in detail.
- Support and movement: Detailed anatomical structure and physiological function of bones, joints, muscles and the integumentary system.
- Regulation, integration and control: Detailed structure and function of endocrine and nervous systems and their role in homeostasis.
- Fluids and transport: Detailed structure and function of the cardiovascular, lymphatic and immune systems.
- Energy balance: Detailed structure and function of the respiratory, digestive and urinary systems. Details of metabolism, nutrition and fluid, electrolyte and acid-base balance.
- Human Development and reproduction: Detailed structure and function of the reproductive system, detailed level of development and inheritance.
Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.
|On completion of this unit, students should be able to:|
|1||explain and apply knowledge of cellular physiology to cellular processes essential to life, including membrane transport and cellular communication|
|2||illustrate how overall homeostasis of the human body is achieved|
|3||relate anatomy and physiology concepts of the individual systems to their integrated functions|
|4||examine physiological processes in the context of health and disease|
On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
- explain and apply knowledge of cellular physiology to cellular processes essential to life, including membrane transport and cellular communication
- illustrate how overall homeostasis of the human body is achieved
- relate anatomy and physiology concepts of the individual systems to their integrated functions
- examine physiological processes in the context of health and disease
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